Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Here's to griping

I'm normally not a pessimistic person, but I'm having one of those days where I found myself saying "you've got to be kidding me" more than once. Here's what's bugging me today:

I went to K-Mart yesterday to get the girls some new boots. I don't normally go there and was excited to see long sleeved women's t-shirts for $4. So I bought a black one in XL (I've come to grips with my XL body). They also had gloves on sale. I figured I couldn't go wrong with a blue striped pair (they are very cute, I bought them in one size fits most). I donned the new items today and was sooooo annoyed. The sleeves of the new shirt were about three inches too short. I'm 5'9". Apparently that equates to having monkey arms. Now could my circumference make shirts have short arms? I don't know about that. The new gloves that I bought were about one inch too long on each of the fingers. Seriously? Why does my five year old insist on stuffing an entire roll in her mouth? That's not so bad, it's when she tries to talk to me and spits crumbs all over the floor, then I have to sweep. While we eat dinner I have to endure 20 questions (at least). Here's a sampling: Why is this spoon here? What am I supposed to use it for? What's this green stuff on the pear? Why is this quesadilla (really just a tortilla) folded in half? Why is that plate on the table? So on and so on.

So in conclusion, today I am a monkey-armed, stubby fingered, cranky about cleaning and impatient mama. But I feel a little bit better by submitting my gripes to cyber-space. Tomorrow has to be better right?

6 comments:

Heather said...

You really got me with the monkey arm comment, then I got to the gloves...laughing so hard the bed is shaking...onto the roll & inquisition, I think I just woke Brad up a little (it's 2:20 in the am) I'm trying to stifle my laughing & it has turned into this ugly hacking cough. Now the dog is also awake. Thanks alot.

Angela said...

Yes tomorrow will be better. I'm a big fan of abandoning one whole day to whining and then starting fresh the next day.

Nancy Sabina said...

Hopefully a nice weekend has cheered you up a bit. But I'm with Angela - abandon the day and just write it off as a bad experience. Start fresh the next day and forget all about the previous one.
For example - I have blocked last week out of my head completely.

Angela said...

hey, turns out you're the winner of my Three Cups of Tea book. Send me your address so I can mail it off: angela at redrocketresume dot com

kari said...

Glad to hear I'm not the only one who has days like those. Just remember, there was a reason the shirt was only $4....

supermommandy said...

HAHAHAHA! I used to wonder why moms didn't always respond when people spoke to them until I had kids. You are hilarious! (I hope you can laugh at these things now too.)